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Stampin’ Up!’s Retirement List is live, and in addition to the 2018-2020 In Colors (which I wrote about in a previous post) there are hundreds of products listed. How to sort through it all and make sure you get your favourites? Here are some tips to help you.

1. Every Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Annual Catalogue and 2020 Spring Mini Catalogue is retiring – they are only available while supplies last.

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2. Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 22, but retiring tools such as dies and punches are not, and some will go fast! Many of these (like the Starburst and Circle punches) are absolute staples for your craft room, so don’t miss out – get them before they’re gone!

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3. For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has chosen to continue the bundle pricing on six selected bundles from the Spring Mini Catalogue.These bundles will still be available in the new annual catalogue:

Heartfelt Bundle
So Sentimental Bundle
Painted Poppies Bundle
Peaceful Moments Bundle
Mountain Air Bundle 
Timeless Tulips Bundle

For the rest of the bundles in the 2019 annual and Spring Mini catalogues, even if stamp sets and co-ordinating dies or punches are continuing, the discounted bundle price that saves you 10% will be gone after June 2nd. So for example, Forever Blossoms stamp set and co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms dies will both be available in the new catalogue, but you’ll see the Forever Blossoms bundle on the retiring list, because that bundle price will be gone. Below is a list of products that are continuing into the new catalogue, though the bundle price will be gone. Be strategic! If you know you’re going to buy these products anyway, you may as well get them this month before the price increases!

Grace’s Garden Bundle
Forever Blossoms Bundle
Last a Lifetime Bundle
Timeless Tropical Bundle
Under My Umbrella Bundle
By the Dock Bundle
Dressed to Impress Bundle
A Wish for Everything Bundle
Daisy Lane Bundle
Parcels & Petals Bundle
Good Morning Magnolia Bundle
A Little Lace Bundle
Path of Petals Bundle
Free as a Bird Bundle
Dino Days Bundle
Floral Essence Bundle
Band Together Bundle
Friend Like You Bundle
Bloom & Grow Bundle
Silhouette Scenes Bundle
To a Wild Rose Bundle
Sailing Home Bundle

Here’s a slideshow showing images of all the bundles listed above.

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4. Then of course, there are the bundles that are FOR REAL retiring. These products are gone for good on June 2nd, and until then, they are “while supplies last”. So if there’s something on this list you must have? DON’T WAIT! Some items are already sold out!

Pretty Pavilion Bundle
Royal Peacock Bundle
Cuckoo For You Bundle
It Starts With Art Bundle
Ride With Me Bundle
Wish For It All Bundle
Above The Clouds Bundle
Wiggle Worm Bundle
Praiseworthy Prose Bundle
Lovely Is The Day Bundle
Tasteful Textures Bundle
Parisian Beauty Bundle
Beautifully Braided Bundle
Honey Bee Bundle
Bonanza Buddies Bundle
Birthday Jubilee Bundle
Clubhouse Bundle

 

Here’s a slideshow showing images of all the bundles listed above.

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5. Stampin’ Blends are NOT RETIRING! You may have noticed that many Blends are listed on the Retirement List. This is because Stampin’ Up! has decided that Blends will only be sold in pairs from now on; no more singles available. They made this decision based on sales and ordering trends showing that customers prefer the combo pack, which includes one light and one dark Stampin’ Blends Marker. If you do a lot of colouring with your Blends, you may consider stocking up on the “lights” of your favourite colours; people tend to use the Lights about 70% more than the Darks. Single Stampin’ Blends Markers will be available until June 2nd or while supplies last. The Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter will be the only Stampin’ Blends Marker sold individually starting with the 2020–2021 Annual Catalogue.

Some more surprises ….

6. The Stamparatus is continuing, but Stampin’ Up! is discontinuing the sale of additional plates. If you want another pair of plates, get them now!

7. There is a new adhesive and refill in the new catalogue, which means it’s time to say goodbye to our beloved Snail adhesive. Both Snail and the refills are retiring and are only available while supplies last.

8. The Stamp Cleaning Pad and refill are retiring.

9. The Blue 3D Embossing Plate is being replaced by another plate that is exactly the same only not blue. If you have the blue plate already, don’t worry; it will work on the new die-cutting and embossing machine. If you don’t have the blue plate yet, don’t worry: there is a plate in the new catalogue that does the exact same thing.

10. The Hand-Lettered Prose dies are retiring. I bought these not too long ago and love them – I regret that I didn’t get a chance to demonstrate them at class before Covid came along and cancelled all my classes. If you like them too, don’t miss out!

View the full retirement list here. Don’t wait to get your favourites! And before you place your order, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack to see all the awesome deals available there as well. Contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store and be sure to use hostess code  XYWR66C7. Happy Stampin’!

 

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I just had to play with the 2018-2020 In Colors one more time. All these colours are retiring on June 2nd – and if supplies run out before then, they will not be restocked. If you love any of these colours (and why wouldn’t you?), don’t forget to get your inkpads, refills, markers, cardstock, and embellishments before they are gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These colours aren’t the only things retiring – you can view the full retirement list here. Don’t wait to get your favourites! And when you look at the retirement list, remember – even if stamp sets and co-ordinating dies or punches are continuing, the discounted bundle price that saves you 10% will be gone after June 2nd. So for example, Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies will both be available in the new catalogue, but you’ll see the Forever Blossoms bundle on the retiring list, because that bundle price will be gone.

Here are some cards and projects I’ve made with some of the items on the retiring list:

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Before you place your order, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack to see all the awesome deals available there as well. Contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

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Another demonstrator meeting means another collection of fun and beautiful Make and Take projects! I always enjoy the opportunity to get together with others who love stamping as much as I do. We have a great time sharing business ideas, seeking advice and feedback, and of course – stamping and creating together. Thanks so much to the wonderful demonstrators who shared their time, energy, and ideas with us at this recent meeting!

All of the projects are made using products from the new Spring Mini and/or Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever project(s) you fall in love with!

 

Barb showed us how to create an awesome little treat box using only one piece of cardstock and very little cutting. I’ll be recreating this project for sure – watch for it in an upcoming blog post!

Bruni combined the Heartfelt Bundle with the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set – a terrific combination. Extra terrific because if you buy the Heartfelt Bundle before March 31st, you’ll qualify for a free Level One Sale-a-Bration reward …. such as the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set! This was also the first time I worked with Merry Merlot ink, and I LOVE it! Can’t wait to play more with this beautiful colour!

Susan showed us how to create a beautiful birthday card using the Morning Star stamp set and the gorgeous Stitched Stars. The green floral images on the star above are all one stamp … the stamp is shaped to fit perfectly on the star!!

I loved learning how to do a scalloped tag topper closure card, courtesy of Laurel. Watch for an upcoming video on how to create this fun and unique fold!

I was also grateful to Carolyn for showing us how to use Blends to colour white embossing powder and ribbon, so that we can customize the colour of our project! Brilliant!

Lynne showed us how to make this adorable treat box with sweet little faceted gems to decorate! I love the heart-shaped opening!

I received this charming little notepad and pen from fellow demonstrator Susan. What a sweet gift – I just had to share it with you all!

The opportunity to learn from and connect with other demonstrators is so valuable to me. If you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time of year to do so – not only will you get your fully-customizable Starter Kit with $165 in product for only $135, but you will also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sample pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set of your choice, all absolutely FREE! I’m always looking for new members to join my team, so if you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know! Then we can attend the next demonstrator meeting together!

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I wrote a few weeks ago about the beautiful swap cards I received at the recent demonstrator meeting in Victoria. Here are the terrific Make and Take projects I got to create at that same meeting! All of the projects are made using products from the new Spring Mini and/or Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever project(s) you fall in love with!

Make and Take projects don’t have to be cards! Lynne showed us how to make this wonderful lip balm holder using Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Perfect for gift-giving and craft fairs!

Bonny showed us how to make this adorable treat holder, which holds two chocolate hearts! What a sweet treat for a friend or loved one!

Crystal showed us how to make this beautiful pocket card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Pad dies. These two products can be earned free with your qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

The Gang’s All Meer stamp set (another free Sale-a-Bration item) is one of the biggest hits this season. Above, we learned how to sponge a background for our adorable critters; below, Adrienne showed up the wonder of how to stamp four stamps at once with the Stamparatus!

This fun flip card by Jody is one I’ll be CASE’ing for sure – and I love the non-traditional Valentine’s colour!

MiRan must have read my mind when she decided to make this easel calendar using the Follow Your Art suite … I’ve been longing for a teeny calendar in my craft room, and now I have one!

I was already pretty enamoured with the adorable animals in the Birthday Bonanza suite, and creating this sweet little tag sealed the deal! They are on my wish list for sure!

The opportunity to learn from and connect with other demonstrators is so valuable to me. If you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time of year to do so – not only will you get your fully-customizable Starter Kit with $165 in product for only $135, but you will also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sample pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set of your choice – all absolutely FREE! I’m always looking for new members to join my team, so if you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know! Then we can attend the next demonstrator meeting together!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video showcases the Heartfelt Bundle, a beautiful new bundle in the Spring Mini Catalogue that is perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

You’ll need:

Real Red cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Early Espresso: 5.5 x 2.25″
Petal Pink: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8|
Whisper White: 3-3/8 x 4-5/8″

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If you’ve made a card or other project with the Heartfelt Bundle, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week I’m participating in a new-to-me crafting blog hop, the “As You See It” Challenge. These weekly challenges are meant to inspire creativity and encourage participants to interpret the theme as they wish. Anyone is welcome to participate!

This week’s theme is LOVE! I decided to showcase the card I made for a recent swap, and tell you a little more about it. All the products I used are from the Parisian Beauty Suite in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini Catalogue.

With this card, I tried to create the look of the flowers having been pressed in a book, along with other souvenirs that are linked with the love story. The strip of Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper, covered in words of love and passion, is like a love letter, while the cardstock, stamped with postage images from the Parisian Beauty stamp set, reminds us of the envelope that the love letter arrived in.

I used the gorgeous Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder on the black layer to add texture. The flowers are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set, cut out with the Cherry Blossoms dies, and coloured with Blends markers. I added some Champagne Rhinestones to embellish both the sentiment and one of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don’t forget to click on the image below so you can visit the other blogs and see their love-themed projects. If you like my project, you can see the products I used in the shopping list at the bottom of the post.


If you’re interested in playing along next time, visit the Facebook page or the blog for the As You See It Challenge and get inspired!

Happy Stampin’!

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I don’t know about you, but from my neighbourhood in South Nanaimo, I can see a winter wonderland as I type this blog post! Schools, including the university where I work, have been shut down for the last few days as the roads have been unsafe; however, it looks like we’re past the worst of it now (knock on wood) and we’ll soon be back to school/work/business as usual.

Having a few extra days at home was just fine by me, as I got to spend some time in my craft room designing cards for upcoming events and classes. Years ago, before I became a papercrafter, cross-stitch and embroidery were my crafts of choice, so I was excited to see photos online of people using the beautiful heart doilies to create string art. I just had to try it for myself!

It is really quite easy to do (even, I think, if you are not an experienced needleworker) and using the metallic thread creates a stunning effect. The fact that the doily already has all the holes there for you to work with definitely makes this easier! In fact, the only reason I opted not to teach this card at a class is that I don’t have enough needles for everyone.

I finished the card with rhinestones and Real Red ribbon, along with a stamp from the Meant to Be stamp set. I like how simple yet striking this design is!

I’ve put the shopping list for the card below – it’s a short list as you really don’t need much to create this card! I hope you enjoyed my project and that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Valentine creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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The 2020 Spring Mini catalogue is now live! Here are some of the products I’m excited to get my hands on. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps add a few more items you hadn’t considered?

Best Item for Beginners – Timeless Tropical

I love the retro tropical imagery in this stamp set! Great sentiments + beautiful Distinktive imagery suitable for masculine and feminine cards make this stamp set enormously versatile. There are also co-ordinating dies, embellishments, and Designer Series Paper to step up your projects if you wish!

Best Sentiment Stamp Set – Peaceful Moments

Whatever the situation, the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set has the words you need to express your thoughts – and just look at those lovely fonts! This set is a must-have!

Best Graphic Stamp Set – Mountain Air

These gorgeous stamps allow you to create strikingly detailed scenes quickly and easily with Reversibles – photopolymer stamps that include an image on each side! One side features a silhouette and the other side is a detailed image. Suitable for a wide variety of occasions!

Best Embellishment – Champagne Rhinestones

These stunning self-adhesive rhinestones are part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite, and their elegant, neutral champagne color means they’ll go with almost any project. Perfect for adding a little flair to your project!

Best Designer Series Paper – Peaceful Poppies

This is the first paper that caught my eye in the catalogue, and I am still madly in love with it. It features handpainted blooms and watercolor washes that make beautiful backgrounds or focal points for cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. Buy it as part of the Peaceful Poppies Suite or all on its own to add rich, lovely colours to any project!

Best Punch Bundle – Heartfelt Bundle

Hooray, hooray for heart punches! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Stampin’ Up! has given us a beautiful stamp set perfect for creating tags, treat boxes, and of course cards to share the love, and TWO co-ordinating punches to go along with the stamp set!

Best Die Bundle – Parisian Beauty Bundle

The elegant motifs in the Parisian Beauty Stamp Set evoke images of Paris in the spring. Perfect for travel, love, anniversaries, congratulations/graduation, and so much more!

Best New Tool – Paper Trimmer, 3D Embossing plate

Technically, both of these tools were already available, but it’s still lovely to see them OFFICIALLY added to the catalogue! NOTE: Any embossing folder with the word “3D” in the title requires use of the 3D embossing plate for best results.

 

Best Deal in the Catalogue: The Starter Kit

The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue, and during Sale-a-Bration, it’s even more awesome! Not only do you get to build your Starter Kit with whatever products YOU choose, with a 20% discount and free shipping to your door – if you join by March 31st, you’ll also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sampler pack of beautiful Designer Series Papers, AND a stamp set of your choice – all for free.  You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

In Case You Missed It:
Planning a wedding or other event this season? So Inviting is the stamp set you need to make your invitations simply amazing!

Did you notice that the Ornate Frames dies are continuing? I’m so excited as I have not played with them nearly enough yet. And now there’s a wonderful new stamp set to go with the frame shapes: Perfectly Framed! What a wonderful collection of sentiments, along with a handful of imagery that is specially designed to set off the frames!

The Make a Splash hostess set is available to those who host a qualifying party ($200 or more) from now until June 2nd. You can create such charming scenes with these whimsical stamps, and add some terrific heartfelt sentiments as well.

Although the Little Ladybug stamp set is part of Sale-a-Bration, not the Spring Mini, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on this adorable stamp set! Hostesses can earn this set FREE when you host a party or place an order totaling $375 or more  before March 31st. These cute little ladybugs are so easy to love, and you’ll find it easy to host a qualifying party while all your guests are earning their own free Sale-a-Bration items! Contact me if you’d like to set up a card party so you can craft with your friends and earn free products!

Stampin’ Up! has continued their trend of including indexes in the front and back of the catalogue. The first few pages include an index of all the bundles….

 

…and the last few pages include “Catalogue At a Glance”, showing you graphics of all the stamp sets, punches, embellishments, papers, and more! With so many wonderful items inside, this is a great way for you to quickly find all your favourites!

Did I leave your favourite product off my list? Comment and let me know!

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Check out all the awesome goodies I received on my Spring pre-order, including free Sale-a-Bration products! You’ll also learn about the amazing deals available for those who host or join before March 31st.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win – let me know which of these products you’re most excited about! I’m going to choose one commenter to win a card made with products shown in the video!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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